May 23, 2014

What I Would Wear // Mini-Vacation

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, I thought it would be a good time to respond to some requests I've gotten to write a post about modest vacation wear. Of course when traveling, exploring tourist attractions or heading to the beach, many of us wish to maintain a modest approach to dressing. However, as much as I am a believer in dressing modestly, I believe just as much in dressing appropriately for the occasion. And let's face it  wearing a long-sleeved turtleneck ankle dress is just not practical for a sunny getaway. So, I've listed 15 must-have items for a mini-vacation below, and I share some tips and tricks for packing light.

Vacation Packing List Edited

1. Black Cover-Up
2. Black One-Piece Swimsuit
3. Black & White Swell Sandals
4. Straw Sun Hat
5. Black Celine Sunglasses
6. Happy Tee
7. Yellow Midi Skirt
8. Cadaudda-Black Print Aldo Heels
9. Marc by Marc Jacobs Headband
10. Grey Maxi Dress
11. Denim Jacket
12. White Shopper Bag
13. Red Converse All-Stars
14. Dope Tee
15. Coral Aztec Print Pencil Skirt

Guaranteed, you can get through an entire weekend trip with a few fun tees, a basic dress, a good mix of comfortable shoes, and a swimsuit. Who wants to check a bag and stand the risk of losing it for the entire weekend? Or, if it's a road trip, why crowd your car or trunk with an over-sized suitcase when you could potentially have more room for snacks? (Sorry, food and I have a serious relationship; I always have to consider it.) The trick to packing light is to choose items that you can mix and match to create multiple looks, dressing basic pieces up or down. For the girl who says, "I don't believe in packing light, I believe in options," – try this method. You might be pleasantly surprised as to how many options you're able to come up with.


  1. Love this post! All these ideas are very you! If only we kept your converse collection! :)

  2. Thanks for doing this post so quickly! Very timely for summer.